Everyday life is quite hectic for most people. Much of your time during the day and evening will undoubtedly get taken up by work, family, and other commitments. By the time you slow down in the evening, you’re ready for bed.
The trouble is, you can’t get comfortable, and you often have poor quality sleep. Aside from any medical reasons why you aren’t sleeping, your mattress may be to blame.
Why You Might Need a New Mattress
If you’re unsure whether you need a new mattress, it’s important to note that mattresses don’t last forever. You should typically purchase a new mattress every 7 or 8 years.
According to The Better Sleep Council, seven years is the average time to replace a mattress. This is because the typical mattress’s internal components, like springs and foam, wear down. A worn mattress has less support and comfort and sleep quality tends to suffer. Tempur-Pedic mattresses, on the other hand, have a 25-year guarantee.
The inside of a typical mattress comprises dozens of intricately-placed coil springs sandwiched between many layers of foam and other materials. As time goes on, the effectiveness of those springs becomes diminished and the other materials break down.
When you look for a new mattress, you should consider a few factors before making a decision:
- Sleep Type – the mattress you choose should support the type of sleeper you are such as side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or back sleeper
- Mattress Type – mattresses are available in various constructions from innerspring to memory foam, and hybrid variations
- Pressure Relief – you need a mattress that provides the right pressure relief for your regular sleeping position
- Firmness Level – some mattress are firmer than others and the firmness should coincide with your sleep type
- Warranty – aside from manufacturing defects, some brands offer comprehensive warranties
The 8 Top Mattress Brands of 2021
You can use the above information to your advantage when making your mattress purchasing decision. Here to help you narrow down your choices for the best options is this list of the top eight brands for 2021:
Tempur-Pedic is a familiar brand that is now part of the Tempur Sealy International family of mattress brands. Established in 1992 and based in Lexington, KY, the brand’s flagship “Adapt” range of mattresses cater to a wide range of users.
The Adapt range of mattresses features three comfort and support layers that help sleepers feel cool on summer nights and well-supported thanks to Tempur-Pedic’s innovative pressure-relieving support material.
And for sleepers that struggle to keep cool at night, the “Breeze” range can help reduce temperatures by up to eight degrees. It does so thanks to its SmartClimate cover, infused with cooling fibers and the PureCool+ Phase Change Material.
|3 Comfort and Support Layers||Sleep 8 degrees cooler|
|SmartClimate® Cover||This cool-to-touch cover helps you settle in|
|Phase Change Material||Helps you stay cool and comfortable all night|
Beautyrest is part of the Simmons Bedding Company and is the firm’s flagship brand. The name is synonymous with quality and innovation, and it’s also an industry leader. For example, they invented the T3 Pocketed Coil system in 1925.
The “Black” range is a popular choice for many sleepers. It features the brand’s “BlackICE 4.0” system that ensures sleepers get a rested night’s sleep on a hot summer evening. Plus, it features pocketed coils and “BeautyEdge” technology for edge to edge stability.
|T3 Pocketed Coil® Technology||Adaptable support, durability, and reduced motion for undisturbed sleep|
|BlackICE™ 4.0 Technology||Temperature control all night for a cooler more comfortable sleep|
|BeautyEdge® Technology||For edge to edge stability and support|
3. Stearns and Foster
If you’re seeking a high standard of excellence when shopping for your next mattress, you should consider one by Stearns and Foster. They are part of Tempur Sealy International which means high quality and comfort come as standard with this brand.
Two of the brand’s best-selling mattresses collections are the “Cassatt” and “Hurston.” Each mattress is hand-crafted in North Carolina by a passionate team of certified master craftsmen. Their patented IntelliCoil® HD and IntelliCoil® Micro layers provide unparalleled support and comfort as well as durability to the mattress. The edge system allows you to enjoy more of the mattress, all the way to the edges on all sides. The Airvent system on the sides of the mattress allows for airflow so heat can escape to keep you cool and comfortable all night.
|Indulge HD Memory Foam||High-density memory foam designed by Tempur-Pedic for Stearns & Foster|
|IntelliCoil® HD & Micro Layers||Patented coil system for adaptive support and conforming comfort|
|PrecisionEdge™ + Airvent System||For edge to edge stability and support, heat ventilation to stall cool|
Serta is an Illinois-based mattress brand. They aren’t just industry leaders, they’re also pioneers. Founded in 1931, Serta is known for its industry firsts. Serta invented the world’s first plusher mattress in the 1970s and continuous coil innerspring mattresses a decade later.
Today, Serta is known for some of America’s most comfortable and supportive mattress ranges. For instance, the “iComfort” is a breathable mattress designed for keeping the warmest sleepers cool at night.
There are several layers dedicated to keeping you cool and comfortable. Not all models have the same cooling technology, but each model has some cooling features to keep you cool while you sleep. The cooling layers include the Max Cold™ Cover, Gel Active® Max Foam, Cold Touch™ Cover, Max Cold™ Cover, Air Support™ Foam, EverCool™ Fuze Gel Memory Foam, and EverCool® Fuze Gel Foam.
As you can see there is a lot of cooling technology dedicated to the series of Serta iComfort mattresses. The iComfort is most definitely dedicated to sleepers who tend to overheat at night.
|Max Cold™ Cover||Provides an instant cold-to-touch feel to help you relax|
|Carbon Fiber Memory Foam||Directs heat away from the body and provides support for the back and neck|
|Air Support™ Foam||Conforms to and supports your body to relieve pressure points.|
Sealy is perhaps the best-known mattress brand both nationally and globally. Established in 1881, Sealy takes its name from the city in Texas where it was founded. Today, the brand is still designing and manufacturing its mattresses in the United States.
The Sealy hybrid line of mattresses is among the best-selling range to date. It offers a good blend of comfort, support, cooling, and allergy protection. Plus, all Sealy hybrids come with the DuraFlex™ Coil Edge System allowing you to experience more of the mattress. New to the Hybrid Premium Collection is the Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™ and the Response Pro Zoned HD™ Encased Coil System. Both of these features provide more responsive and adaptive support and comfort.
|Posturepedic Technology™||20% more coils for advanced support|
|ChillTech™ UltraStretch Cover w/ DuoChill™ Tech & Allergen Protect™||Cool-to-touch cover that protects you from allergens|
|Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™||More adaptive support and comfort|
6. Instant Comfort
Imagine having a bed where you can control its position and comfort levels using the convenience of a smartphone app? That thought is now a reality thanks to the Instant Comfort range, designed and manufactured by American National.
Instant Comfort is the original number bed. Their mattresses range from firm to ultra-plush comfort. Best Mattress currently sells the S7 (plush comfort) and Q9 (ultra-plush comfort) models. The S7 model comes with a removable Aloe Vera Smooth-Top cover. Within the layers are is a gel-infused viscoelastic comfort layer, a foam comfort layer, the 24-gauge anti-microbial vulcanized rubber air chambers, and other supporting layers. Each layer is removable and replaceable should any part of the mattress fail.
The Q9 model has a Thermacool Quilted Pillow Top that wicks away heat to help you sleep cooler. Additionally, it has a Bamboo Quilted Pillow Top within the layers and an additional foam comfort layer. The Instant Comfort mattress is truly inspired.
|Thermacool Quilted Pillow Top||Micro-capsule technology wicks away heat from the body|
|Gel-Infused Viscoelastic Foam||Memory foam to relieve pressure and keep you cool|
|Air Chambers (rated at 600 lbs.)||Air-adjustable technology to personalize your comfort|
Learn More About the Best Mattress Brands of 2021
So there you have it. These are 8 of the truly exceptional top mattress brands for 2021 that are worth the investment. We only lightly touched on each of these mattress brands, a couple of models, and a few focus features from each. If you have any questions about any of these mattress brands, models, or features, please give us a call or come to one of our stores. We would love to help you find the perfect mattress for your needs. We can even help you find a mattress for your body type and the type of sleeper you are.
Your sleep is important for your health and overall well-being. Why look at anything less than the best mattresses of 2021. All these mattress brands are found at Best Mattress where we only sell the best because we know how important your sleep is.